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Genetics Unzipped: Pop goes the genome: Genetics in popular culture

Posted by , on 20 April 2023

Colourful image showing: a blue DNA helix, a white and yellow headphone set, a cupcake and a cartoon of a T-Rex with a purple eye growing on its back. The background of the image is pink with some red and yellow patches.

If we’re going to do science communication or science engagement well, we’ve got to do emotions as well as facts. So I think pop culture’s really helpful there.

Dr Jonathan Roberts

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re taking a leftfield look at public communication of genetics, exploring how the science of DNA turns up in popular culture from comics and music to cakes, with Great British Bake Off winner Syabira Yusoff.

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